Texas NENA — The Texas Chapter of the National Emergency Number (9-1-1) Association — has reached out to Genesis with very specific requests for hard goods they desperately need. They have three distribution centers set up for Public Safety personnel in the Texas Hurricane Harvey Disaster zone that need our help now. They have specifically requested we help them only with the items that they need and nothing else. As a result, Genesis will not be able to accept or deliver anything that isn’t specifically on their list. At this time, they are not equipped to manage or distribute secondhand items, so donations need to be new items in easily distributable packaging. They asked that we not send “travel sized” containers of supplies (for example: tiny bottles of hand sanitizer or hotel shampoos).
Bring your items to The Genesis Group, 5800 Eagles Nest Blvd. in Tyler. Our trailer will hit the road early Tuesday morning. We are so grateful to everyone for their generosity as we help our neighbors on the Texas Gulf Coast in their time of need. Thanks to our friends at Grace EmBEDded for the use of their trailer.
Mops, brooms, push brooms, and dust pans
Garden water hoses
Shovels and garden rakes (not leaf rakes, the hard-tine rakes)
5-gallon paint buckets
Plastic totes with lids (used to store items salvaged from homes)